1974 Delaforce Corte

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jdaw1
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Re: 1974 Delaforce Quinta da Côrte

Post by jdaw1 » 20:18 Wed 25 Apr 2012

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Re: 1974 Delaforce Quinta da Côrte

Post by jdaw1 » 23:06 Wed 25 Apr 2012

DfC74: thanks go to g-man for acquiring this as part of a mixed lot and saving it for a tasting being arranged in London.

Red-brown, 30% opaque. Weird acidic nose. To taste lots of acidity. Lots early; more later. Later I noted a very smokey bonfire residue. Perhaps twenty years too old?

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Re: 1974 Delaforce Quinta da Côrte

Post by AHB » 17:06 Sun 29 Apr 2012

Light colour, pale centre; 10% opaque. Slightly varnishy nose, although fairly attractive. Thick texture on the palate but very inspid and simple flavours - just the ghost of some fruit and a touch of tobacco. Air releases orange flavours. Heat on the aftertaste, then a long but rather light finish with some pepperiness dominating. 81/100.
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Re: 1974 Delaforce Quinta da Côrte

Post by JacobH » 18:49 Sat 09 Jun 2012

Similar colour to the 1960. Loads of eucalyptus on the nose. In the mouth, some simple sugar. Then more eucalyptus with a little orange. Very good Port in an unusual year.
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